Notre Dame announces limited capacity for home games this season
Notre Dame intends to allow some fans inside the stadium for home games during the 2020 season. The university announced its attendance plans for this fall on Monday.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Notre Dame will be operating at 20 percent capacity for its nearly-81,000 seat stadium this year. Tickets will be limited to students, faculty and staff, and parents of players. There will be no outside fans permitted.
In addition to the limited capacity, there will be no tailgating permitted on campus and masks will be required for everyone planning to attend.
With the 20 percent capacity, Notre Dame will allow around 16,000 fans inside the stadium this fall, though that total could be lower.
The Fighting Irish joined the ACC this season because of conferences shifting to a primarily-league-only schedule. Without joining a conference, it would have been incredibly difficult for Notre Dame to move forward with a season this year.
Notre Dame is currently scheduled to take on Duke on Sept. 12 in the season opener. The Fighting Irish are the only team in Indiana playing football, as Ball State, Indiana and Purdue have all had their seasons canceled this fall.